- Jan 22, 2010
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Oreillys Auto sells a new Richport distributor but it is made in China. Are these distributors any good? Does anyone know any other brands that are USA made?
I have one in the 94. My cam ate the gear, they replaced it for free. It has a lifetime, at least mine does. Good quality IMO.
I had one in my 88 and put one in my 94 as well when the PIP took a dump. 88 was flawless. 94's was machined wrong and had a crazy amount of shaft play that led to the base that rides along the bottom of the actual housing to eat into the housing and fill my block with aluminum shavings instantly. Flushed it out, got another off the shelf, boom-bang good to go. I've worked at Oreilly's for 3 years and mine is the only bad one I've seen come through. I've had a couple warrantied out for BS things but mine has been the only legitimate issue I've seen. I have terrible luck.
What cam are you using? What dist gear did you end up using?
I'm kinda of afraid using the Richport especially being made in China. I just don't want it to tear up in my engine with shavings. How about Cardone? Are their distributors good?